Les Miserables

Les Miserables Tickets

The West End's longest running musical, Les Misérables has been enjoyed by over 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records as it passes its 30th year in London. The original production, which features direction by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, having transferred from the Palace Theatre in April 2004.

Featuring a stunning score by Boublil and Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh's original production opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, where it went on to become a musical theatre phenomenon. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling original that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “Bring Him Home” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.

Adapted from the original epic novel by Victor Hugo, the musical is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and tells a powerful and moving story of unrequited love, sacrifice, passion, redemption and revolutionary spirit.

Les Misérables has won a multitude of awards around the globe, and was recently honoured with the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. It has ran on Broadway in three separate productions, and has enjoyed numerous UK tours. An Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of the show was released in cinemas in 2012 starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, and has continued to broaden the appeal of the show.

Don't miss your chance to see this spectacular original production, and one of the West End's most exciting and powerful musicals.

Book your Les Misérables tickets, playing at the Queen's Theatre today.

Les Miserables running time: 
2 hours and 50 min
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Opening in 1815, Les Misérables tells the story of convict Jean Valjean who is released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang. As he finds that his ticket of leave condemns him to be a social outcast, he is embittered by years of hardship, and steals silver from a Bishop who lies to save his life in front of the police. Feeling a divine intervention, Valjean swears to start his life anew, breaking his parole in search of a better life. Inspector Javert commits his life to tracking him down, leading to a dangerous past encounter that haunts him at every turn.

After saving the sick Fantine from a life spent as a prostitute in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, Valjean commits himself to looking after her daughter Cosette, becoming a surrogate father to the child. As the pair move to Paris to once again escape Javert, they become caught up in the student uprising that threatens the peace in the city. Cosette falls in love with the dashing student Marius, and all the characters find themselves juggling their sense of loyalty with love, compassion and the need for redemption.

Recommended for children aged 8 or over; children under 5 will not be admitted. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. Please ensure that any children or infants for whom you are responsible also have a valid ticket. Your child should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat. We do not allow children to be seated on an adult’s lap or babes in arms.
Carley Stenson
as Fantine

until 2 Mar 2019

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton
Cameron Mackintosh
Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Songs by:
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
David Hersey
Mick Potter and Andrew Bruce
John Napier
Kate Flatt
Andreane Neofitou
Cast list:
Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; Hayden Tee; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.
Other info:
The show premiered at the Barbican on 8th Oct 1985, then transferred to Palace Theatre 4 Dec 1985, before transferring to Queen's Theatre 3 April 2004

Queen's Theatre

51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Les Miserables Customer reviews

Our Les Miserables Review

Les Misérables is a monolith of a musical that at 30 years young shows no signs of slowing down. Even on a Wednesday matinee three decades after opening in London the show received unadulterated concentration from a full house, along with a standing ovation. Part of the joy and the energy comes from the sheer commitment and devotion shown by the cast, who walk the familiar territory as though... Read more

Latest Les Miserables News & Features

Dean Chisnall and Bradley Jaden - Cast Mates
Les Miserables’ Dean Chisnall and Bradley Jaden take on Cast Mates
Thursday, August 30, 2018

When it comes to long-running shows like Les Miserables, cast members are constantly together, whether it’s out on the stage, or passing each other in the dressing rooms. Naturally, they get to know each other, but just how well? To find out, we’ve launched a new quiz: Cast Mates. We ask two members of a cast three questions about themselves, and then ask their cast mate to guess their answers. For every guess they get right, they earn a point.

Cameron Mackintosh announces major renovations to five West End theatres
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Delfont Mackintosh Theatres has announced that it is to continue restoration works to all but two of its West End theatres in the coming years. The work will see playhouses owned by the company – Novello, Queen’s, Gielgud, Noel Coward and Wyndham’s – will close for a period of between two to four months over the course of the next three years. The Prince of Wales and Prince Edward have had major works undertaken in the last 15 years, and the Victoria Palace was renovated prior to last year’s opening of Hamilton, and so they won’t require closure.

Dean Chisnall interview - 'Now I'm in Les Miserables, I feel like I've hit the jackpot'
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This summer’s Les Miserables cast change brings Dean Chisnall back to the West End stage, having spent time last year working at fringe theatres for the first time in his career.

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New West End casting announced for Les Miserables from June 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018

Major cast changes have been announced for the West End production of Les Miserables in the West End at the Queen’s Theatre. From Monday 11th June 2018, Dean Chisnall, Toby Miles, Elena Skye, Vivien Parry and Amara Okereke will join continuing cast members Steven Meo and Carley Stenson in the show. On 23rd July, Bradley Jaden will take over the role of Javert, two days after he departs the West End production of Wicked where he plays Fiyero.

Interview with Les Miserable's new Fantine, Carley Stenson
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Carley Stenson is currently settling into life in West End’s longest running musical, Les Miserables as Fantine. After eight years playing the character Steph Cunningham in Hollyoaks, she joined the cast of Legally Blonde the Musical, and went on to have roles in Shrek the Musical, Spamalot and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Now, she takes on an iconic role in one of the world’s most beloved musicals, so we caught up with her to see how she’s finding it. Your run in Les Miserables has just got underway, how has it all been for you?

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
Friday, April 28, 2017

Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced major cast changes for the West End production of Les Misérables which continues to run at the Queen's Theatre, now in its 33rd record-breaking year. From 12 June 2017 Olivier Award-nominee Killian Donnelly will star as ‘Jean Valjean' alongside Carley Stenson will join the company as ‘Fantine’. Hayden Tee will return to play ‘Javert’ from 17 July.

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